New York, NY — US Indoor Lacrosse announced Oliver Marti as the Head Coach of the 2023 USA U21 Indoor Team which will compete in the 2023 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship. Marti is an owner and CEO of the NLL Albany FireWolves and founder of the Connecticut Collegiate Box Lacrosse League; he is a former Team Canada and NLL player.
Marti began playing box lacrosse at the age of 5 in British Columbia, Canada culminating in two Minto Cup appearances with the Jr A Richmond Outlaws in ’89 & ’90 and a Mann Cup appearance with New Westminster Salmonbellies of the Western Lacrosse Association in 1992. As a member of the Brown Bears men’s lacrosse team from 1991 to 1993, he set NCAA records for most goals in a game and ranks fifth all time in average goals per game in a career. He led the Bears and Ivy Leagues in scoring in each of his playing seasons, won an Ivy League Championship in 1991 and is a member of the Brown Hall of Fame as a member of the 1991 undefeated Brown Bears. In 1993, Oliver was drafted by the New York Saints of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL) now known as the NLL. Marti was a member of the 1994 Canadian National Field Lacrosse team that won Bronze in Manchester England, where he was awarded MVP in the bronze medal game after defeating England 25-10.
In 2022, Marti became the Head Coach of the 2022 USA U21 Indoor Team. Under his leadership the team took bronze beating Israel 15-3 at the 2022 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship in Winnipeg, Canada. Importantly, both games against the Canadians and Haudenosaunee were decided by a couple goals late in the fourth quarters, symbolizing the progress the US has made in the indoor game against these powerhouses.
“We are very excited to announce Oliver Marti as Head Coach of the USA Junior Indoor Team for 2023 and continuing as Director of Player Development for US Indoor Lacrosse. Oliver’s passion for the game of lacrosse and the development of players is unmatched. He brings a wealth of box lacrosse knowledge and a keen ability to recruit and evaluate talent for the USA Indoor Lacrosse Teams. Oliver’s role with US Indoor will be critical in recruiting and developing a competitive roster for all of the IIJL World Lacrosse Championships”, said President of US Indoor Lacrosse Graham D’Alvia.
The 2023 IIJL World Junior Indoor Lacrosse Championship will take place at the SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, Canada on August 7-12th, 2023, featuring teams representing Australia, Canada, Iroquois, Israel, Scotland, Ireland and the United States.
For more information on USIL USA Junior Indoor Team, visit: http://www.usindoorlacrosse.org
For more information on the Albany FireWolves. visit: https://albanyfirewolves.com/
About USIL Inc.
As a company for the sport of Lacrosse in the United States, US Indoor Lacrosse is an organization that promotes the culture of Indoor Lacrosse by creating opportunities for lacrosse players, teams, coaches and referees of all backgrounds to participate in the sport, through National events, clubs, local events and education.
To learn more about the organization, please visit its website at www.usindoorlacrosse.org.